Researchers Uncover Colon Cancer Stem Cells

Published: Nov 29, 2006

TORONTO, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Canadian and Italian scientists have identified and characterized a specific type of colon cancer cell capable of initiating tumor growth in mice. Both papers lend support to the theory that, within a tumor, only a subset of cells -- cancer stem cells -- are responsible for tumor formation and maintenance.

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